Weary San Francisco 49ers Bent Double

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Brian O'Flaherty in NFL
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ôBent double,
like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags,
we cursed through sludge, ...ö
-- Wilfred Owen 1918

There are some things that are hard to describe with words. Some things require a poet to convey the right idea.

Singletary accomplished the same thing Wilfred Owen was able to accomplish, when Owen wrote those classic, horrific lines as a soldier in the middle of one of the most fatiguing, dreadful experiences humanity has ever foisted upon itself, WWI.

Both Singletary and Owen, captured the same idea, the same feeling; the feeling of fatigue.

I mean real fatigue.

Not the type of fatigue one feels after a long jog or hike. Not the same fatigue as one feels from staying awake all night ...

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